Tax and Customs Law

DEQ’s team has extensive experience in providing tax and customs law advice to entities and high net-worth individuals. We offer objective, creative and realistic solutions both at tax planning and litigation stages. We also use of our international tax expertise in structuring international agreements involving tax laws in different jurisdictions.

Among others, we note the following matters:

Reduction of tax effects involved in the manufacturing process for New Zealand-based communications multinational
Advising a communications company on the minimisation of taxes for the manufacturing of equipment in Brazil and advising in relation to the company’s participation in international public tenders.
Structuring Brazilian operations for global retail group
Structuring a new operation in Brazil for one of the largest retail groups in the world, advising in relation to its international structure and on customs valuation for the maximum tax efficiency of operations.

Cloud licensing and services
Structuring contracts for large United States group for the reduction of tax burden for cloud computing operations involving Brazilian clients.
Restructuring of investment fund
Advising a Brazilian investment fund on the restructuring of a segregated portfolio company based in the Cayman Islands, including a structure containing limited liability companies in the United States.

Prevention plan regarding e-invoicing issues for global IT group
Structuring and preparing a prevention plan for NASDAQ-listed company for the identification and analysis of potential errors in the issuance of electronic tax invoices aimed at minimising the risks of potential sanctions.
Restructuring a Dutch group in the food sector
Advising on corporate restructuring for the reduction of taxes payable in remuneration programs of high-level executives of a Dutch group. The work including analysing structures in Brazil, Holland and Curaçao, and the establishment of trusts in other jurisdictions.